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Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?

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Dr. Mehdi Moezi
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Could be

If you have symptoms suggestive of carcinoid repeat 24 hour urine collection and also serum chromogranin-a level.
Make sure you are not on nexoum or similar for few days.

In brief: Could be

If you have symptoms suggestive of carcinoid repeat 24 hour urine collection and also serum chromogranin-a level.
Make sure you are not on nexoum or similar for few days.
Dr. Mehdi Moezi
Dr. Mehdi Moezi
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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Complicated question

Carcinoid syndrome can be hard to diagnose.
The symptoms (flushing, diarrhea) are not specific to carcinoid. The tests (including 5-hiaa) can have false positives. Your doctor should be familiar with the work up (eg. Endocrinologist). A chromogranin a level may help. Check out www.Carcinoid.Com.

In brief: Complicated question

Carcinoid syndrome can be hard to diagnose.
The symptoms (flushing, diarrhea) are not specific to carcinoid. The tests (including 5-hiaa) can have false positives. Your doctor should be familiar with the work up (eg. Endocrinologist). A chromogranin a level may help. Check out www.Carcinoid.Com.
Dr. Philip Kern
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